Friday, 7 December 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Adore and Lovesick

So I have been waiting for the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable (JBK) Balm Stain to arrive in Australia. When it finally arrived I purchased 2 colours from Priceline and luckily they had a 2-for-1 offer. The 2 colours I bought were Adore and Lovesick. Adore is a brick coloured red while Lovesick is a bright fuschia pink.

Here are some swatches.

Top: Swatches with flash; Bottom: Swatches without flash
So these balm stain looks a lot like Clinique Chubby Stick but at half the price. The RRP in Australia is $17.95. It is cheaper than Clinique Chubby Stick which retails for $35 but I think it's still pretty pricey for Revlon especially when in the US they are selling it for around $8 or $9.  Although the Revlon JBK Balm stain looks a lot like the Clinique chubby stick, the Clinique chubby stick doesn't leave a stain, where as the Revlon JBK does.

Another difference that I found is that Clinique chubby stick seems to be a bit more moisturising than the Revlon. The revlon is moisturising when you first apply it but as time goes by it dries a bit so it's worth applying some lip balm or paw paw ointment before or even after applying the stain.

The Revlon JBK balm stain has a pepperminty smell that is definitely noticeable when you apply it. I don't mind it but some might not like it as it can be quite strong. The colour is buildable. You can just apply a sheer tint or you can build it up to a more opaque colour. And the stain does definitely last. I found that it lasted for about 3 hours even after drinking.

Overall I really love it! I think I love it more than the Clinique Chubby Stick as the colour last longer. My favourite is Adore. I like Lovesick but it can be a bit bright for everyday lip colour. I am planning to buy a couple more colours and will post some swatches when I get them.

Note: There are 2 colours that are not sold in Australia and those are Crush and Rendezvous.

Left: Lovesick      Right: Adore


  1. Is the adore one you showed me today? It looked gorgeous and I like you can build up colour!!

  2. Yes it was. I love it too!! I think I might buy more colours

  3. Lovesick looks great, I think I'm going to order it from ebay :)

  4. Sarah - yeah lovesick is a nice colour. I've ordered more on eBay too. I'm waiting on honey and romantic but I'm really tempted to get rendezvous too.